Google Introduces Similar Images and News Timeline

Check it out! Google just released two new 'Google Labs' apps to the public today. First one is ‘Similar Images’, Click the “Similar images” link under an image to find other images that resemble the one in question. Now you can have more Paris, the city, and less Paris Hilton! How does it work? Google has its vast database of web images and a lot of metadata because of tagged photos, and more recently, sorting images by color. Basically, it has a bunch of different data points it can work with to make Similar Images work. Not all images are indexed yet (they have about 100 million right now) but they’re planning to expand. Next up is ‘News Timeline’

It’s a web app that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums and movies. If you’re a financial crisis junkie and you need to see how the economy is shaping up day by day, this one’s for you. Thanks, Google, for always trying to make our lives easier!

January 22, 2017

Dynamic Sculptures Capture Powerful Combination of Emotion and Movement

The dynamic work of sculptor Gaylord Ho is instantly recognizable. Emotion oozes from the figures, as they throw their energy into dancerly poses. His female figures twist and twirl, animated and vital. Born in Taiwan, the 66-year-old artist has a fascinating personal history. Growing up as the son of low income farmers, Ho was expected to balance his studies while helping on the rice farm.

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January 21, 2017

Countless Glittering Stars Illuminate a Dreamy World Below

For those of us who live in a bustling, crowded metropolis, a glittering sky filled with stars is a spectacular sight we rarely get to see. Finnish photographer Oscar Keserci offers us glimpses of these astounding views and tranquil starry nights. His breathtaking images showcase dark skies fully illuminated by millions of brilliant celestial points.

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